Outcomes | Cultural Awareness & Knowledge
After Pacific | Graduates will have the tools to work across cultural contexts while pursuing research careers in psychology, anthropology, or engaging in careers in health, education, human services, public service, or social justice.
Through required coursework, students will
- Identify the differences between cultural humility and cultural competence as approaches to engaging with persons, groups, or communities. As part of culturally humility, students must engage in critical analysis of their own attitudes, assumptions, and prejudgments.
- Identify culturally-informed variations in human psychological processes at the individual and group level.
- Identify research sources for a variety of methodologies and participants outside of the dominant culture research literature (e.g., North American college students).
- Identify designs and methods for research that account for culture context (e.g., ethnographic research, back translation methods, ethical considerations when working across cultures).
- Provide critiques of research findings while identifying those theories and practices that can improve the interpretive power of social science assertions about human behaviors.
- Demonstrate through self-reflection, intergroup activity, and/or work outside of their own cultural context the ability to engage in perspective taking, empathic communication, and ethical practice with persons from different cultural contexts.